Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 255.3
Other corticoadrenal overactivity
  • Short description: CORTICOADREN OVERACT NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 255.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 255.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 255.3: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired benign adrenal androgenic overactivity
  • Adrenal androgenic overactivity, acquired benign
  • Adrenal hyperfunction
  • Adrenocortical hyperfunction
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone hypersecretion
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone hypersecretion not causing Cushing's syndrome
  • Hyperandrogenemia
  • Hyperandrogenemia (excess androgen hormone)
  • Hypercortisolism
  • Hypercortisolism due to nonpituitary tumor
  • Pseudo-Cushing's syndrome
  • Pseudo-Cushing's syndrome of depression
  • Syndrome of apparent mineralocorticoid excess
Applies To
  • Acquired benign adrenal androgenic overactivity
  • Overproduction of ACTH
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 255.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E27.0 Other adrenocortical overactivity
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 255.3:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • adrenal (gland) (capsule) (cortex) 255.9
      • hyperfunction 255.3
      • hypofunction 255.41
      • specified type NEC 255.8
    • suprarenal (gland) (capsule) 255.9
      • hyperfunction 255.3
      • hypofunction 255.41
  • Dysadrenocortism 255.9
    • hyperfunction 255.3
  • Dysfunction
    • adrenal (cortical) 255.9
      • hyperfunction 255.3
      • hypofunction 255.41
  • Hyperadrenalism (cortical) 255.3
  • Hyperadrenocorticism 255.3
    • iatrogenic
      • correct substance properly administered 255.3
      • overdose or wrong substance given or taken 962.0
  • Hypercorticosteronism
    • correct substance properly administered 255.3
  • Hypercortisonism
    • correct substance properly administered 255.3
  • Hyperfunction
    • adrenal (cortex) 255.3
      • androgenic, acquired benign 255.3
      • medulla 255.6
      • virilism 255.2
    • corticoadrenal NEC 255.3
  • Hypersecretion
    • ACTH 255.3
    • corticoadrenal 255.3
  • Hypersuprarenalism 255.3
  • Increase, increased
    • function
      • adrenal (cortex) 255.3
      • pituitary (anterior) (gland) (lobe) 253.1
  • Overproduction - see also Hypersecretion
    • ACTH 255.3
  • Schroeder's syndrome (endocrine-hypertensive) 255.3
  • Slocumb's syndrome 255.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • adrenocortical 255.3
    • endocrine-hypertensive 255.3
    • Schroeder's (endocrine-hypertensive) 255.3
    • Slocumb's 255.3
    • suprarenal cortical 255.3
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